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Search: Posts Made By: bblument
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,237
Posted By Alden68
Re: What is proper dingy etiquette?

Bb assuming your boat in either on a mooring or at a slip you can and should leave your motor up. The motor does not want to be immersed in salt water for long periods of time.

Now, if your p 26...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,237
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: What is proper dingy etiquette?

On a long term dingy dock, motors are all up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By krazzz
Re: Cradle question

Yes, there are a lot of guys who have mobile units mounted on their trucks. It would be very basic fabricating. Without seeing it I would think it could be done in an hour or two.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,230
Posted By DonScribner
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

Caberg has a bit of an edge but he follows my train of thought. Do you need classes, years of careful mentoring, thousands of dollars in gadgets, years spent on a sunfish on a lake feeling the boat....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,872
Posted By Tempest
Re: Rediscovering one's "Self"

In case you missed this speech; it seems to fit here.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Flat glass into curved frames Pearson 26

Are we talking glass or plastic here? Plastic (polycarbonate, acrylic) . . . bend away. Don't heat it, just bend it. It's formulated to be cold formed. Glass, even tempered glass has more give...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Alex W
Re: p26 portlights

The correct fix there is to make a new plywood core insert that fits around the window cutout into that gap. There probably was such a filler originally, but it has either rotted or fallen out.

Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 10-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 2,526
Posted By Cruisingdad

As of today, all signatures which reflect a political stance will need to be removed. THis includes gun control, political party affiliations, I hate Obama, I hate republicans, etc.

Keep the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By nolatom
Re: More beginning sailing technique questions

Re para 1, use tape on the turnbuckles for a start, then decide later what's "perfect". the little "wheel" your buddy's using is probably a roller to prevent the jib from dragging across the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,881
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: PC Chartplotter advice?

My paper chart / existing non-chart-plotter gps, back up system. Used for route planning and back up system under way.

Old laptop (Dell Studio 1535) $0.00
8gb usb stick $10.00
GlobalSat BU353-S4...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,132
Posted By knuterikt
Re: masthead anchor light LED Help

I can suggest reading the official definitions, it's all found here Navigation Rules Online ( or the Norwegian translation here FOR 1975-12-01 nr...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,132
Posted By eherlihy
Re: masthead anchor light LED Help

... also, we have thrashed this topic here in 2012:, and here in 2007;...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,132
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: masthead anchor light LED Help

The requirement is that the light itself is a 360 degree light and that it complies with the COLREGS specifications for horizontal sectors, vertical sectors, color and distance visibility..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By nolatom
Re: Sail twist

You are correct, and it has to do with the difference in angle between the apparent wind down low versus up high, once you begin moving forward . Typically the true wind at the surface of the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Sail twist

On a nice lighter breeze day (but still with wind)...
sail close hauled (nearly as close to the wind as you can sail)...

move your genoa car backward (see how the top of the sail TWISTS?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By Faster
Re: Sail twist

Still simplified....

It comes from a combination of traveller setting and mainsheet tension. In light air many boats respond well to a traveller position to windward, reduced sheet tension, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,425
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Docking help

Well, I disagree with many of these comments.

In Florida especially, docking is TIGHT because dockage is at a premium. Many of these docks are perpendicular to the currents which can run pretty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Anenometer calibration?

There is no reason why you cannot calibrate the wind speed with the wand mounted at the masthead and it is the only way you can calibrate the direction indicator. The only reason you need to plug...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By CalebD
Re: Anenometer calibration?

You are an awesome sailor!

No working anemometer on our boat. No working windex (direction) either. Not really needed. We still race and do fairly well.

You can see the gusts...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 08-07-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By CalebD
Re: Avatar question

Good looking hound there bblument.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By rhr1956
Re: p26 topping lift rigging question

When I first started reading your post I thought " I don't remember writing this"...I did all the same stuff you did this past winter.

I have a 78 P 26.

1. My masthead has four sheaves...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By tschmidty
Re: p26 topping lift rigging question

The block on the left looks like a spinnaker halyard since it is in front of the forestay. I presume the jib and main are internal and exit right next to the mast in your pic.

The block on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Mechsmith
Re: '87 Johnson Sailmaster charging circuit

Don't worry about idle voltage. The alternator is too small to overheat the battery. If the charging voltage is somewhere between 12.8 V and 15.5 V you are gaining some but not too much. There is no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Pearson 26 mast support

I just replaced a bulkhead in my P26. I had to:
Remove mast.
Remove bungs in compression posts to expose philips screw heads that attach the posts to the header beam.
Remove inspection...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-03-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,049
Posted By BarryL
Re: Coastal Cruising Boat Selection Help


Good post.

Some comments, which are all IMHO:

Just about any 30' coastal cruiser would be a good choice for your first 5 year plan. How did you decide on the three boats you listed? It...
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